BYRON F. ROYCE, M.D.
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In 1924, Howard2 stated that 200 cases of syphilis of the lung had been reported in the literature. He felt that this disease could no longer be considered a rarity. The majority of cases reported were from large autopsy series. These reports are reviewed in papers by Hartung and Freedman4; Jacobs8; Hamilton and Wexler10; Lyons, Brogan and Sawyer15; Wilson,21 and Kulchar and Windholz.22 Denman5 and Warring13 stated that syphilis of the lung cannot be definitely diagnosed clinically. These authors considered clinical pulmonary syphilis a rare condition, as did Reynolds and Moore.12 However, cases without autopsy or demonstration of the Spirochaeta
ROYCE BF. THE CRITERIA FOR CLINICAL DIAGNOSIS OF SYPHILIS OF THE LUNG; WITH REPORT OF A CASE*. Ann Intern Med. 1950;33:700–707. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-33-3-700
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;33(3):700-707.
Infectious Disease, Pulmonary/Critical Care, Sexually Transmitted Infections.
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